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I ask a lot of questions. I keep it snappy. I find stories where business and life meet. Profiles are my specialty, in the form of news features or corporate bios. I have launched newsletters and streamlined client updates. Sometimes, I ghostwrite. 

I am a frequent contributor to @WSJ and @CrainsNewYork. My work has also appeared in @TheAtlantic, @FastCompany and @NewsHour, among other publications. What can I write for you?


Contact me at hilpot (at)


View my professional history on LinkedIn.

Honors & Awards
  • AABP Award 2010, Best Recurring Feature
    Recognized by the Association of Area Business Publications for Gotham Gigsa weekly column in Crain's NY Business that profiles interesting, behind-the-scenes jobs in NYC and the people who do them.


  • Los Angeles Press Club Award 2006, Honorable Mention
    Recognized for a story in the LA Business Journal detailing the ousting of a CEO by a corporate board, from the backroom meetings to the uncomfortable exit.


  • SABEW Award 2005, Best in Business
    Recognized by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers for an enterprise story in the Daily Herald about commodities and futures traders becoming school teachers.


  • 2003 recipient, Bloomberg Fellowship for Business Journalism 
    Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism

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